For years the ADSFR has claimed to be both the oldest and largest organized saltwater fishing tournament in the world, but this year, they are looking to make that claim official. The Guinness Book of World Records will be on-site to account for all participants and see if they can officially put Dauphin Island in the Record Book. Rodeo officials are expecting an even larger turnout than the recent 3,100 anglers at past years’ event (the 2010 tournament was cancelled), and with over 30 categories and $400,000 in cash and prizes, there seems to be more than enough pull to achieve the necessary numbers.
This year’s tournament has been set for July 15th-July 17th starting at 5:00 am on July 15th with a blast from the ceremonial cannon. The weigh stations are also located at the ADSFR site on Dauphin Island and will be open all three days of the tournament.
For more information on the tournament, or to register, visit www.adsfr.com